Team named Best Small School Delegation for earning the most awards.
In its second competition of the year, Crossroads Model United Nations won accolades at the Jan. 25 conference at Whitney High School in Cerritos. Seniors Oliver Opie and Ariana Kalili and sophomore Siddharth Ganapathy were all awarded Commendation Awards for their delegations; junior Audrey Platt received a Research Award and was named Outstanding Delegate for her delegation; and senior Zane Hankin was named Best Delegate for his delegation.
In addition, Crossroads received the Best Small School Delegation Award for earning more awards than any other participating school.
The other members of the delegation included seniors Celeste Mancia, Kyle Lim, Weston Press and Michael James; juniors Finn Kirkpatrick and Layla Nasseri; and sophomore Cole Pegula.
“The students represented Egypt and North Korea, as well as prominent international diplomats and figures,” explains Upper School history teacher Paul Case, the advisor for the team. “In addition to the conference itself, students put in a lot of time outside of the group doing research and writing their position papers.”